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GBP/USD Technical Analysis: Pound Ready to Move Higher?

GBP/USD Technical Analysis: Pound Ready to Move Higher?

Ilya Spivak, Head Strategist, APAC

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Talking Points:

  • GBP/USD Technical Strategy: Flat
  • Support: 1.5576, 1.5490, 1.5382
  • Resistance: 1.5663, 1.5770, 1.5837

The British Pound may be readying to begin a bounce against the US Dollar after putting in a bullish Morning Star candlestick pattern. Near-term resistance is at 1.5725, the 14.6% Fibonacci retracement, with a break above that on a daily closing basis exposing the 23.6% level at 1.5809. Alternatively, a reversal below the 1.5533-87 area marked by the November 19 low and the 100% Fib expansion opens the door for a challenge of the 123.6% threshold at 1.5380.

Prices are too close to resistance to justify entering long from a risk/reward perspective. On the other hand, the absence of a defined bearish reversal signal suggests that taking up the short side is premature. With that in mind we will remain flat for now.

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GBP/USD Technical Analysis: Pound Ready to Move Higher?

Daily Chart - Created Using FXCM Marketscope 2.0

--- Written by Ilya Spivak, Currency Strategist for DailyFX.com

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